Anthony Bourdain’s Second Book Out Soon; Eric Ripert Was Not Always a Gentle Giant in the Kitchen


Anthony Bourdain’s follow-up to Kitchen Confidential is coming out June 8. The book, entitled Medium Raw: A Bloody Valentine to the World of Food and the People Who Cook, includes a chapter called “Alan Richman Is a Douchebag.”
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Two chefs in Portland — one of whom was Brady Lowe of Cochon 555 — resorted to fisticuffs over out-of-state pigs being permitted at Cochon 555’s after-party.

Eric Ripert admits he used to be a terror in the kitchen, until he decided to change because, he says, he doesn’t believe “a cook who is terrorized can cook good food.”

The Lion’s John DeLucie was caught with a muppet — the two were filming a “Word on the Street” segment for Sesame Street in front of Tartine.